Ricky Pincott wears many hats, he’s a veteran of over 30 years of mountain bike racing, and he’s an established and respected mechanic. He’s also had his hand in some rather exceptional legal and illegal trail builds, but the most recent string to his bow is being the co-owner of long-time Wellington, New Zealand bike shop and Kona dealer Mud Cycles. Mud Cycles sits at the base of Wellington’s largest MTB Park, Makara Peak inside an historic lawn bowls clubroom. Recently Ricky took delivery of a Process 153 CR DL frameset and set about building a reliable Dream Build that wouldn’t break the bank, and would be suitable for daily rides in the park. The result it this bulletproof build.

You may have seen Rock Shox Megneg upgrade appear on Miranda Miller’s Process, the Megneg air can provides a larger negative volume giving you more mid-stroke support, a plusher initial feeling, and more bottom-out force using fewer tokens. Ricky has opted for XT cranks and Saint Pedals to propel his dream bike.

Out back you’ll find Shimano XT’s new 12spd cassette and derailleur. 

A RockShox Lyrik Ultimate with a 170mm air spring looks after front suspension duties.

The cockpit is a Deity, One Up affair with a Deity Ridgeline bar mounted to a One Up EDC Stem, complete with EDC tool.

A 180mm One Up V2 Dropper post is actuated with Wolftooth’s remote. 

The Spank Oozy 220 saddle is fast become a favourite with Kona riders, the supportive and comfortable saddle come in a bunch of colors but Ricky has opted for stealthy black on black.

Spank’s burly 350 rims are laced to Shimano XT hubs to keeps things rolling quiet and true.

The rear wheel is shod with a fast-rolling Goodyear Newton EN Ultimate, while the front is looked after by a classic Minion DHF 2.5WT.

Keeping the Shimano XT theme going, Ricky went for Shimano XT brakes.

Ricky found this beautifully colour matched Granite Rockband tube strap which holds a tube, two tire levers and C02.

Allow myself to introduce myself. Build by Ricky aka Slackboy.